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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, September 2, 2021

Reminder: Complete STAR nominations due next week

STAR, or the Series on Training for Advanced Research program, supports senior faculty members who are interested in learning more about applying for and running an interdisciplinary, federally funded research center. The STAR program will provide a series of four workshops presented by UofSC faculty members who have secured funding for and managed major federal research centers. Through these workshops, presenters will share their insights on every aspect of managing center grants. Any faculty member may nominate any number of senior faculty members who meet the eligibility criteria for STAR (self-nominations are not allowed). For more information on the new STAR program, including the workshop schedule and speakers, and nomination instructions, visit the Office of the Vice President for Research website. Complete nomination packages are due by Friday, September 10, 2021.


Postdocs and graduate students: Register for the Grant Basics Workshop

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to offer a basic grant-writing workshop for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. In Grant Basics: Strategies for Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal, attendees will learn to identify appropriate research topics, find funding opportunities, understand the characteristics of competitive grant proposals, avoid common mistakes and get an overview of the proposal review process. The workshop is offered via Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 1, at 11:00 a.m. Visit the workshop announcement page for complete details and registration.


Encourage your undergraduate students to apply for Magellan

The Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting Magellan Scholar applications. The Magellan Scholar undergraduate research award is open to undergraduate students studying on all campuses and in all disciplines. Magellan Scholars receive up to $3,000 to help fund a faculty-mentored research project, competing for this award with the submission of a research, scholarly or creative project proposal. Students are required to review an application video series before preparing the project description. For more information, and to register for access to the video series, please see the Magellan Scholar webpage. Submission deadline through USCeRA: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 20.


2 September 2021

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